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Bison, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Bison is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Rush County at latitude 38.5198 and longitude -99.1978. Rush County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,014 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Bison, but most people and references simply refer to it as Bison, Kansas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Bison indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Bison (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bison: Buffalo.

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Bison, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 244
Population in Households 244
Population in Familes 187
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 947
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 100
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 60
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 114 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 70 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $73,387
Average Home Value $86,232


Median Household Income $38,676
Average Household Income $47,724
Per Capita Income $22,871
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.03% -0.75%
Households -0.92% -0.61%
Families -4.2% -0.68%
Median Household Income   3.9%
Per Capita Income   2.66%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Bison, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bison to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 398 41st
Population Density1 # 286 58th
Diversity Index2 # 255 63rd
Median Household Income # 556 17th
Per Capita Income # 379 44th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.